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Thiruvananthapuram: NORKA targets 2,000 recruits in 6 months

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ARJUN RAGHUNATH
Published Jul 28, 2016, 6:53 am IST
Updated Jul 28, 2016, 7:41 am IST
Plans to woo employers in Gulf.
Over the last one year, only around 200 nurses could go abroad after being recruited through NORKA Roots.
 Over the last one year, only around 200 nurses could go abroad after being recruited through NORKA Roots.

Thiruvananthapuram: Targeting at least 2,000 overseas nursing recruitments in six months, Norka-Roots is planning to woo employers in the Gulf countries to place their demand on the eMigrate portal. Over the last one year, only around 200 nurses could go abroad after being recruited through Norka-Roots.

“Now we are planning to recruit at least 2,000 nurses in next six months by reaching out directly to the foreign employers and pursue them to place demands through eMigrate. A consultant appointed by Norka-Roots, having experience in the recruitment field, will also hold direct liaison with foreign employers in this regard,” NORKA secretary Usha Titus told DC.

 

Norka-Roots chief executive officer  Bhooshan V. said demand for around 325 nurses was pending at present. Though the agency made over 500 recruitments during the last one year, only around 200 had so far joined jobs, and the visa processing in other cases was progressing, said sources.

Ms Titus also said many candidates still depended on private recruiting agents and going abroad through illegal channels.

“We will create awareness among the aspiring candidates to take up employment through NORKA or other proper channels, which are credible. Moreover, private agencies used to collect huge amounts as service charges,” she said.

 

Meanwhile, Norka-Roots is also planning to open its job portal for recruitments to other sectors of jobs within the country as well as to revamp skill development programmes.

“Since hundreds of job aspirants are registering on Norka-Roots job portal, private employers in the country could also make use of the facility. It would also enhance opportunities. The skill development programmes would be revamped by imparting training in accordance with the requirements of the employers,” she said.

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